Solhe F Alshahateet


Department of Chemistry

Mutah University




Prof. Solhe F. Alshahateet is a Professor of Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry who graduated in 2003 from the University of New South Wales (UNSW, Australia). He worked as the President of Aqaba University of Technology (AUT, 2017-2019, Jordan). He works as a Full Professor at Mutah University (Jordan) since 2007. He received many awards such as the Australian Research Council and Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education scholarships. He engaged in many projects from local and international funding agencies. Prof. Alshahateet attended many conferences worldwide. He published more than 73 articles mostly in international journals dealing with crystal engineering and supramolecular chemistry involving industrial applications. In addition, he is working as a referee and editorial board member for many international specialized journals. Highlights of his research have been in the area of synthesis and characterization of semiconducting materials, organic materials for and industrial applications (functional materials) such as pharmaceutical industry. After completing his PhD (2003) at the UNSW, he undertook research in new synthesis chemistry as a Research Fellow at UNSW for about one year. Since then he had undertaken research into synthesis of new organic materials at the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences ICES, Singapore. He had research visitor appointments at the University of New South Wales (Australia) and at the University of South Florida (USA).

Area of Interests

  • Polymorphism, salts, co-crystals, hydrates and solvates of pharmaceutical solids
  • Design and develop crystalline molecular complexes of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs)
  • Drugs reformulation
  • Heterocyclic chemistry; synthesis and applications
  • Chemical X-ray Crystallography
  • Synthesis and structure of new organic inclusion compounds (host-guest chemistry)
  • Solvent-free synthesis (Green Chemistry)
  • Design, synthesis, and supramolecularity of new hosts and co-crystal formers
  • Experience in the area of physical organic chemistry such as adsorption of organic functionalities and heavy metals on synthesized organic surfaces; kinetic, thermodynamic; environmental studies and applications.